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Mike Swiznice walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2007

Mike Swiz

Did this hike while spending thanksgiving in deep creek with my family.
Posted Feb 4, 2008 11:58 pm

weeds19Cold day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2001


I drove over while in DC for work. It's always good to get out of the city.
Posted Dec 24, 2007 5:47 pm

eric-grizMary Land  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2001


Earned myself a certificate.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 8:22 pm

tiogaEasy Trek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2005


Climbed it with a college friend. Probably the hardest part was trying to locate the "trailhead," which is just an orange 'HP' written on a tree on the side of the road.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 11:01 pm

Bark EaterA fine trail!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Bark Eater

An enjoyable, easy hike up from the road. The trail blazes are gone, but the route is simple enough to follow. We had the summit to ourselves.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 4:21 pm

akashiruHike in the Rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Sunny thunderstorm chased us back down the hill after signing the register. Fun hike.
Posted Aug 4, 2007 11:08 pm

Dubstwo of three  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Hiked it in pouring rain but plentiful sunshine; it was pretty fun.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 12:02 pm

vanman7984X4ed almost to peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2005


East Coast Hiking to Backbone Mt -- Highest Point in MarylandEnded up driving my 4X4 SUV almost to the peak, then walked the last 200 yard to peak. Nothing to see from up there, but bagged off another high point.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 4:46 pm

gwave47Highpoint #13  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


So did anybody know that there is another backbone mountain in Maryland 30 minutes away. I wondered around there for 40 minutes trying to find the highpoint via Mapquest directions. Finally I pulled out a map and realized I needed to be 20 minutes south of Oakland and not at Backbone Mountain 20 minutes east of Oakland. After that the hike was great, I really enjoyed it and bagged numbers 14 and 15 the same day.
Posted Jun 10, 2007 7:00 pm

rkrevaldAnother Snow Covered Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2007


My dog Spanky and I hit another snow covered highpoint. Please go to http://50summits.blogspot.com to read a complete report.
Posted Apr 20, 2007 6:33 pm

The edgeHP #10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2002

The edge

2nd in the same day!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:09 pm

jvarholakclose by  Sucess!


it's close to where I live currently so why not?
Posted Feb 14, 2007 9:35 pm

JohnMcPikeTook old route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 1995


Strugged up the side of the hill by the powerlines area through the thick brush, dense woods and no trail along the ridge. The summit has really changed over the years.
Posted Jan 6, 2007 5:59 pm

surgentRainy hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2001


I enjoyed this hike. HP #39.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:22 pm

Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006


Day 6 of work/HP trip in the Ohio Valley. Pretty fall color. Twenty first county (4th state) of trip. Nice drive.
Posted Oct 18, 2006 5:39 pm

woodstridera beautiful day  Sucess!


followed the old road up from the west virginia side
Posted Oct 16, 2006 8:15 pm

starship_jenFrom Hwy 219  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2006


Second HP of three for the day (WV, MD, PA). Lovely fall day. Leaves of every color on the trail. Nice views from the top. Signed the logbook, took a certificate, and met a couple of nice gentlemen at the top. HP #24!
Posted Oct 16, 2006 3:34 pm

mad maximusAnother HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

mad maximus

Fun hike. Very short walk to the top. Met a couple from SD that was on a 13 week tour of the US.
Posted Aug 22, 2006 1:38 pm

royswkrNo trail then, bushwhack up from WV side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1991
Also climb nearest bump in WV
Posted Aug 8, 2006 10:48 pm

Tbacon251Nice H.P.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


After driving from PA’s high point, we made the summit after a short climb. There was not much of a view on top, but the pick nick table was great to sit on. After signing the registry and taking a few pic’s we walked back down.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 12:24 pm

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